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Four Burmese Arrested in Malaysian Drug Bust

24 January 2014

Four Burmese nationals have been detained in Kuala Lumpur following a series of raids that netted up to 10,000 tonnes of unregistered drugs, reports the Malaysian daily The Star. A city health official said that the authorities had spent a month gathering intelligence before launching the raids on five locations that had been used to store and sell the drugs. The haul, estimated to be worth 2.1 ringgit (US$630,000), also included aphrodisiacs, painkillers, antibiotics, antihistamines, antacids, psychotropic pills, contraceptives and motion sickness pills. “We believe they were smuggled through land and sea in boxes labelled as food, and sold to Myanmar nationals in the city,” said the official.